Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers

Braintree and Witham Times: Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers. Reward offered to try and catch Jim Attfield's killers.

A REWARD of up to £5,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of Jim Attfield's killers.

Crimestoppers has offered the reward following the murder of the 33-year-old father-of-five from East Bay, Colchester.

He was found stabbed 102 times on a path near Castle Park at 5.45am on Saturday, March 29.

The killers are still at large.

Ann Scott, eastern regional manager for the charity, said: "I cannot
comprehend how someone can stab another person once let alone over
100 times.

"Thinking of what James must have gone through brings me to tears.

"We have to find the person responsible for this horrific murder.

"I would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they feel it might be, or anyone with niggling suspicions they are unsure of to contact us anonymously safe in the knowledge that their identity will not be revealed.

"It could be vital in helping police to bring this person to justice”.

Information can be passed anonymously via 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

A 27-year-old woman arrested in connection with the investigation is due to answer bail tomorrow after being arrested at the weekend.

 

 

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1:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

So , is it confirmed killer(s) not killer ?
So , is it confirmed killer(s) not killer ? SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JohnStang says...

I think at this point they still do not have much idea. Obviously, whoever has done is completelty insane.
I think at this point they still do not have much idea. Obviously, whoever has done is completelty insane. JohnStang
  • Score: 14

4:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

meadowlady says...

For such an horrific murder I can't help feeling the coverage in this paper and in national papers is very low key. Is there a crack murder investigation squad of detectives working on this 24/7? Maybe lots of work is being done but I would like to see more publicity and a police appeal on television. This poor man's family must be so frustrated.
For such an horrific murder I can't help feeling the coverage in this paper and in national papers is very low key. Is there a crack murder investigation squad of detectives working on this 24/7? Maybe lots of work is being done but I would like to see more publicity and a police appeal on television. This poor man's family must be so frustrated. meadowlady
  • Score: 26

5:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Jue_uk says...

meadowlady wrote:
For such an horrific murder I can't help feeling the coverage in this paper and in national papers is very low key. Is there a crack murder investigation squad of detectives working on this 24/7? Maybe lots of work is being done but I would like to see more publicity and a police appeal on television. This poor man's family must be so frustrated.
I agree with you, in my opinion things just don't add up. I still can't take it in that a person/persons can do such a horrific crime, and by reading some of the appeals which state that the killer/killers could do this again, yet the request of street lights on for our safety is being completely ignored, it really doesn't make sense.
[quote][p][bold]meadowlady[/bold] wrote: For such an horrific murder I can't help feeling the coverage in this paper and in national papers is very low key. Is there a crack murder investigation squad of detectives working on this 24/7? Maybe lots of work is being done but I would like to see more publicity and a police appeal on television. This poor man's family must be so frustrated.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, in my opinion things just don't add up. I still can't take it in that a person/persons can do such a horrific crime, and by reading some of the appeals which state that the killer/killers could do this again, yet the request of street lights on for our safety is being completely ignored, it really doesn't make sense. Jue_uk
  • Score: 14

8:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

davidwelham says...

I agree if this was in London it would be national news I still find it hard to believe what happened and not think of how James must have suffered. Somebody out there knows something so do the right thing for his family.

Lets all do what we can to publicise this horrific murder and help bring whoever is responsible to justice.
I agree if this was in London it would be national news I still find it hard to believe what happened and not think of how James must have suffered. Somebody out there knows something so do the right thing for his family. Lets all do what we can to publicise this horrific murder and help bring whoever is responsible to justice. davidwelham
  • Score: 15

8:58pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JohnStang says...

I am almost at the conclusion that whoever has done this is not a resident of the area and has moved on. If it was someone who was still in Colchester, surely their strange behaviour would have been brought to the attention of the police. When I first heard of the details, my initial reaction is that it could be a mentally unstable transient person. I had heard that sometimes homeless people sleep down in that area.

Regarding the discussion of street lightning, the nearest road to the scene is Guildford Road and it is well-lit at night. The incident took place on a footpath behind this road and next to a lake. This footpath has no lighting whatsoever and at night you cannot see anything. I am not sure what time it became light on the date of the incident.
I am almost at the conclusion that whoever has done this is not a resident of the area and has moved on. If it was someone who was still in Colchester, surely their strange behaviour would have been brought to the attention of the police. When I first heard of the details, my initial reaction is that it could be a mentally unstable transient person. I had heard that sometimes homeless people sleep down in that area. Regarding the discussion of street lightning, the nearest road to the scene is Guildford Road and it is well-lit at night. The incident took place on a footpath behind this road and next to a lake. This footpath has no lighting whatsoever and at night you cannot see anything. I am not sure what time it became light on the date of the incident. JohnStang
  • Score: 2

9:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ExPatMiddlesexer says...

JohnStang wrote:
I am almost at the conclusion that whoever has done this is not a resident of the area and has moved on. If it was someone who was still in Colchester, surely their strange behaviour would have been brought to the attention of the police. When I first heard of the details, my initial reaction is that it could be a mentally unstable transient person. I had heard that sometimes homeless people sleep down in that area.

Regarding the discussion of street lightning, the nearest road to the scene is Guildford Road and it is well-lit at night. The incident took place on a footpath behind this road and next to a lake. This footpath has no lighting whatsoever and at night you cannot see anything. I am not sure what time it became light on the date of the incident.
As I understand it James was found around 5.30am. I live a couple of hundred yards from where it happened. And the lights on the estate were off. The estate was very dark, so it would most likely have been pitch dark next to the lake. Since the murder the lights on the estate have been left on. And there is still a mobile police incident unit on Guildford Road. I just hope that they find his killer or killers. Not just for fear for anyone else, but for his family's sake.
[quote][p][bold]JohnStang[/bold] wrote: I am almost at the conclusion that whoever has done this is not a resident of the area and has moved on. If it was someone who was still in Colchester, surely their strange behaviour would have been brought to the attention of the police. When I first heard of the details, my initial reaction is that it could be a mentally unstable transient person. I had heard that sometimes homeless people sleep down in that area. Regarding the discussion of street lightning, the nearest road to the scene is Guildford Road and it is well-lit at night. The incident took place on a footpath behind this road and next to a lake. This footpath has no lighting whatsoever and at night you cannot see anything. I am not sure what time it became light on the date of the incident.[/p][/quote]As I understand it James was found around 5.30am. I live a couple of hundred yards from where it happened. And the lights on the estate were off. The estate was very dark, so it would most likely have been pitch dark next to the lake. Since the murder the lights on the estate have been left on. And there is still a mobile police incident unit on Guildford Road. I just hope that they find his killer or killers. Not just for fear for anyone else, but for his family's sake. ExPatMiddlesexer
  • Score: 13

10:39pm Mon 14 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

I hope this **** / those bastards get hauled in......with NO **** footing sentence served. As an ex Colchester guy...i am watching the news closely. This terrible crime could have happened to ANYONE ...walking the dog , returning from a party , someone doing shift work , even someone fishing at the river. It is utterly disgusting....leaves a lump in my throat. Not that is of importance , but in the 1960's , aged 4 , i lived in Maidenborough Street ,and my dear old dad used to take me down to that area in my old pedal car.....long before Riverside estate was built.... In fact , those were the days my mother could give me threepence to go on the boats , on the pond , on my own, how times have changed. Poor James / Jim....what he must have gone through. The ***** that killed him needs finding ( fast) and locking up......tho i think that will be a lighter sentence than some of us would hand out. If the ****** knew he was vunerable / easy pickings....then even bigger cowards.If the ****(s) that did this , read the Gazette online, and the blogs , get in touch , with me , i will make sure justice is done !!!!!!!!! I didnt know Jim /James....but , he seemed a quiet guy , kept himself to himself. he didnt deserve this...AND NOBODY DOES ! . As i said in a previous blog , lets ALL turn out for the hearing , when the **** is brought to justice. Hopefully , the **** will hang himself !!! Sorry for rambling.....but touched by this. My sincere thoughts to Jims parents / family / children / Headway ( ?) and his pals. R.I.P Jim.
I hope this **** / those bastards get hauled in......with NO **** footing sentence served. As an ex Colchester guy...i am watching the news closely. This terrible crime could have happened to ANYONE ...walking the dog , returning from a party , someone doing shift work , even someone fishing at the river. It is utterly disgusting....leaves a lump in my throat. Not that is of importance , but in the 1960's , aged 4 , i lived in Maidenborough Street ,and my dear old dad used to take me down to that area in my old pedal car.....long before Riverside estate was built.... In fact , those were the days my mother could give me threepence to go on the boats , on the pond , on my own, how times have changed. Poor James / Jim....what he must have gone through. The ***** that killed him needs finding ( fast) and locking up......tho i think that will be a lighter sentence than some of us would hand out. If the ****** knew he was vunerable / easy pickings....then even bigger cowards.If the ****(s) that did this , read the Gazette online, and the blogs , get in touch , with me , i will make sure justice is done !!!!!!!!! I didnt know Jim /James....but , he seemed a quiet guy , kept himself to himself. he didnt deserve this...AND NOBODY DOES ! . As i said in a previous blog , lets ALL turn out for the hearing , when the **** is brought to justice. Hopefully , the **** will hang himself !!! Sorry for rambling.....but touched by this. My sincere thoughts to Jims parents / family / children / Headway ( ?) and his pals. R.I.P Jim. SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 5

10:41pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JohnStang says...

I live on Riverside also, within a similar distance from the scene I would imagine. I will not name the street for obvious reasons. Its difficult to remember the lighting situation before it happened, but the time it happened is too late/early for me generally. Driving home tonight, the police presence on Guildford is still pretty strong. Hopefully, they will make a breakthrough soon.
I live on Riverside also, within a similar distance from the scene I would imagine. I will not name the street for obvious reasons. Its difficult to remember the lighting situation before it happened, but the time it happened is too late/early for me generally. Driving home tonight, the police presence on Guildford is still pretty strong. Hopefully, they will make a breakthrough soon. JohnStang
  • Score: 8

11:00pm Mon 14 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

JohnStang wrote:
I live on Riverside also, within a similar distance from the scene I would imagine. I will not name the street for obvious reasons. Its difficult to remember the lighting situation before it happened, but the time it happened is too late/early for me generally. Driving home tonight, the police presence on Guildford is still pretty strong. Hopefully, they will make a breakthrough soon.
None of this is nice...especially for Riverside.....one buys a home , makes a life...then this on your doorstep ! What is this world coming to ? Do we blame recession / drugs/ who knows...hopefully the manic **** that did this will give us some answers...tho his / her / their actions will NEVER give us insight . It will be deserved "life in prison " while tax payers foot the bill ! But for now ...lets get this cowardly,low-life scum .
[quote][p][bold]JohnStang[/bold] wrote: I live on Riverside also, within a similar distance from the scene I would imagine. I will not name the street for obvious reasons. Its difficult to remember the lighting situation before it happened, but the time it happened is too late/early for me generally. Driving home tonight, the police presence on Guildford is still pretty strong. Hopefully, they will make a breakthrough soon.[/p][/quote]None of this is nice...especially for Riverside.....one buys a home , makes a life...then this on your doorstep ! What is this world coming to ? Do we blame recession / drugs/ who knows...hopefully the manic **** that did this will give us some answers...tho his / her / their actions will NEVER give us insight . It will be deserved "life in prison " while tax payers foot the bill ! But for now ...lets get this cowardly,low-life scum . SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 5

5:34pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Taj says...

I hope the perpetrator/s get caught, but I am still trying to get my head round what kind of person would know something about this and say nothing until a reward is offered.
It doesn't need a reward it needs people to stand up and do the right thing and do it now.
I hope the perpetrator/s get caught, but I am still trying to get my head round what kind of person would know something about this and say nothing until a reward is offered. It doesn't need a reward it needs people to stand up and do the right thing and do it now. Taj
  • Score: 5

7:15am Wed 16 Apr 14

Rachy888 says...

I cant get my head around this either its the worst ever.. I dont go out much but i do not even pop to the local shop when its dark to scared hurry up and catch this evil vile person/people cant believe they even share the same air we breath... Cant even imagine what poor James went through suffering all those wounds and still being alive all that time after .. I think he knew who ever done this to him.. Just hope they catch the scum
I cant get my head around this either its the worst ever.. I dont go out much but i do not even pop to the local shop when its dark to scared hurry up and catch this evil vile person/people cant believe they even share the same air we breath... Cant even imagine what poor James went through suffering all those wounds and still being alive all that time after .. I think he knew who ever done this to him.. Just hope they catch the scum Rachy888
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